Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Rain rain go away !!!!

Over the last week the river had been dropping, the fish are on the move and now we get dumped on by rain and its gonna change the clarity agin.  

Thursday Tim, Don, Brian and myself headed out of Wabasha for some walleye fishing.  The water is quite the different color on the lower end of Lake Pepin.  I believe Isolde easily see a jig three feet  down there.  Well the bite was not fast and furious but we managed to net some really nice sized walleyes on the lower end.  

We used both lindy rigs and dragging jigs ttipped with leeches and crawlers to put fish into the boat. Water depth we tried to stay in was from 8 to 16 foot today.   With the flow up we just drifted with the current and bumped it ever so often to adjust to the wind.  Guys it was a great time as every year with you gentlemen and We look forward to taking your groups out each year.  

Saturday,  Serg, Micheal, and Boris joined me out of redwing.  Although the walleyes were cooperating, the size was not great. Lots of 8 to 14 inch walleyes and saugers in the system right now.  We fished in water depths 2 to 10 feet today.  The clarity was 6 inches at best.  The river temperature is at 74 to 76 degrees.  

We ended the day today casting for some Northerns and it was well worth it Serge hooked into an absolute beast the girth on this northern was unreal, take a look at picture below and focus on how small the tail is.  Good time on the water guys hope to see you gentlemen again on the river system.  

The river is going to muddy up again with the 2 inches of rain the whole minnesota river just got.  Slow down to keep the boat in the walleyes faces longer in the dirty water.  


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